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Walter Gidley Wheeler

Born: 28th May 1861
Died: 26th October 1914






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Tom said ...

His grand-son Charles Gidley Wheeler has written an auto-biography "Another Father, Another Son" which I would get a copy of if found one at a decent price, as looks an interesting read. Preview is available on Google;


Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 : 20:02
Tom said ...

I'm not sure if the above is exactly the same as another book he wrote "A Good Boy Tomorrow: Memoirs of a Fundamentalist Upbringing"; https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=QnJf-icAGI4C&lpg=PT7&pg=PT6#v=onepage&q&f=false

Reviewed by Neil Dickson here; http://www.brethrenhistory.org/qwicsitePro/php/docsview.php?docid=768

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 : 20:08
Timothy Stunt said ...
I corresponded briefly with Charles Gidley Wheeler about thirty years ago, after learning of his rather turgid novel 'The Believer'. His grandfather Walter [c.1862-1914] was presumably given Gidley as his middle name as it was the maiden name of his mother [CGW's great-grandmother) Fanny Gidley. She had a sister called Catherine who very probably was the Miss Catherine ("Kate") Gidley whose notes of a sermon on Psalm 8 by B W Newton were copied by Amy Toulmin and were the subject of much controversy. She [Kate Gidley] was closely associated with brethren like Batten and Soltau (see Toulmin letter [26 Feb 1848; CBA 6998 f.6;] and Wyatt MSS 2, pp.265-8). According to the 1851 census the Gidley sisters lived in Plymouth with their widowed father Gustavus (aged 75 retired collector of excise) and their maternal aunt Catherine Rickard. Their next door neighbour was James Batten one of the elders at Ebrington Street. Timothy Stunt
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 : 03:14


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